Ups and downs~~~~

Met early with dear, dear friends up at Blues to give them some paperwork we owed them…. we had a bite to eat and some drinks…. and some more drinks – and then some more drinks, all the while chatting with other friends who showed up after they got off work. Yes – we had been up there that long…… lots of drinks…. a couple of shots of a coffee flavored Patron’ [Tequila] which, by the way was not the smartest move I have made in a while…… just about the time the bartender announced last call [yes – we were up there that long] we figured we ought to move along, so we took off and wound up back at our condo. We had been sitting in a sweltering heat (no wind) and the thought of lots of conditioned air appealed to all of us…….. Not sure getting into an icy cool place and loving it was the right environment — but damn sure conducive to consuming more alcohol~~  yeah buddy—- Good idea right there~!  😉   Broke out some snacks and had some of the best conversation we have had in a while. This particular couple, even though they call us ‘Island’ “Mom & Dad” remind us a lot of our damn neighbors….. won’t go into details. 😉  We laughed and drank and just enjoyed each others company without cell phones or TV. Before we knew it – it was 10:00pm and not wanting to accept our gracious offer to stay in conditioned air for the night – They decided they needed to get back to their place.  They soon took off – letting us know they arrived at their West end mountain top in one piece.

No sooner were they out of the parking lot and my Queen and I went out for a cigarette only to discover a visitor~! We had a [estimated] 200 lb. Green Sea turtle – diligently digging away at a nest~!!!!!!!!!! We thought this was an ‘off’ year for them so we weren’t expecting to see any this year. I took one picture from a distance and let her be. By now it is 11:00 – we are tired and mostly hammered and I didn’t even try to open my computer….. no that’s why I wasn’t on here last night….. so….. sorry~~    When I got up this morning — her work was obvious — From knowledge learned – I can tell she dug at least 2 different nests~! Sure hope we get some babies out of it~!!

A relaxing day started today as we started to prepare our selves mentally for the long taxing day coming up tomorrow. A tasty little breakfast my Bride made us – she then ran to the store for some last minute necessities (smokes) while I work on some invoicing  and estimates for a couple of other jobs I’m working on. Finally back – we wanted to run up to Blues for a “last” drink before we took off….. more friends….. more drinking and a tearful good bye to another dear friend moving away from the island after 17 years. Helped another friend in the parking lot get his car started before we finally got on our way back…… only to look at my email and find out our first flight out tomorrow has been cancelled~!!! No explanation, no other options… just cancelled~! GREAT~!! [sarcastically] I think this is God’s of way of saying we should not leave the island~!!   I have now been on the phone for an hour and 45 minutes trying to get our selves back on track to make Michigan by 10:00 pm tomorrow night. You know — I used to love to travel….. now…not so much…. matter of fact — I DREAD it……. ONLY for the love of my family that I’m going back for — I wouldn’t tolerate this mess any more.

I really need to quit drinking and writing… I’m well over a 100 words my limit — but since I missed yesterday and will probably miss tomorrow night – I’ll go a little long….. IF the day goes even close to plan….. I’ll write as often as I can — but the first 5 days has been earmarked for my Michigan family… and I’m not shortchanging them…..  I hope you understand~~

Good Night Ya’ll – – – – – – – – – – – – – — – – – -Thankx for stopping in~!

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Jim & Sarah






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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Ups and downs~~~~”

    1. No where near as fantastic as you two – but they do kind of remind us a little bit of you all….. but will never replace you~ Never~!
      Sure miss you. There is a hardly a day goes by I don’t think of you all at least once and smile and hope you all are well. Looking forward to the next time we can get together.
      Love you

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